STUDENT SENATE FOR CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES (SSCCC) UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSES PROP 1481, OIL EXTRACTION TAX TO FUND EDUCATION

At their Sacramento meeting on Saturday, August 6, 2011, the statewide Student Senate for California Community Colleges unanimously voted to endorse and fully support the signature gathering efforts to place Prop 1481 on the California ballot.  This proposition will place a 15% extraction fee on crude oil extracted in California which will produce approximately $3 […]

Here’s a thought…

If we were not fighting three wars, perhaps we could offer significant tax rebates and/or other subsidies to assist people  buying fuel efficient hybrid automobiles.  Setting a goal for mileage would encourage efficiency, stimulate employment, and reduce our carbon footprint.  What we do not need are more oil spills, like the one that just occurred […]

Tax breaks for the rich v. Budget Cuts for the poor: Wisconsin

By Donna Cooper | February 22, 2011 House leaders are unfortunately restricting their proposed budget cuts for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 to nonsecurity discretionary spending in an attempt to tame a $1.3 trillion deficit. This approach is especially shortsighted since the Federal Treasury loses twice as much revenue due to tax breaks than […]

You are about to enter a "brave new world."

In the interest of self-preservation I am ending my blog.  The government here is reducing or eliminating taxes, depending on which tax you are talking about.  The new governor is also going to eliminate services, the first of which, I just heard, is the state support of public libraries In order for a government to […]

Pencils or Pitchforks?

Turnarounds can be a real bicce and maybe it’s time.  According to a recent Washington Post article, the top 2% spent over $80 million dollars on the last election so they could get their $700 billion in tax breaks.  Some might call that a good return. They were allowed to do that because the Supreme […]

Tax Cuts, what the Republicans are all about.

Lets go back to 1978.  California passed an initiative known as Prop. 13.  It was officially called People’s Initiative to Limit Property Taxation.  Wikipedia says that a positive affect was to save the California taxpaying citizen $528 billion dollars.  Positive? Let’s look at that.  Yes, it saved somebody $528 billion in taxes.  To put it […]

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new US government? 1 of 13

Video and correct article formatting live at source. David Degraw has written an outstanding comprehensive explanation of what’s really happening in the US economy. He’s given me permission to reprint it here. I also recommend his site “For Our Economy” for citizen grass-roots activism for economic justice. Regarding the title of Americans starting a new government, I […]

Leonard J. Martin for State Superintendent of Public Instruction of California

There is an alternative to the corporate candidates in the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the upcoming California primary elections. Not just a candidate who isn’t entirely beholden to corporate interests, including the lucrative charter-voucher industry, but a candidate with a progressive platform. That candidate is Leonard J. Martin of Santa Clarita. […]

BEND OVER, They are doing it again.

The states are in trouble because no one is working and their revenue stream has dropped at a time the demand on their services has increased. “In the scramble to find something, anything, to generate more revenue, states are considering new taxes on virtually everything: garbage pickup, dating services, bowling night, haircuts, even clowns.”  DO […]